Author: Jitendra

Diploma In Engineering

There are thousands of students who want to take up engineering after their school. However, since the seats are limited in a usual engineering degree college, these students prefer taking up a diploma course in engineering. The duration of the diploma course in engineering is three years. This diploma can be pursued after the tenth standard or the twelfth standard.

A diploma in engineering teaches a student all the fundamental concepts of engineering, all specialized fields such as electrical engineering, electronics engineering, civil engineering, and computer and IT engineering.   A diploma in engineering is an extremely professional course where students can choose their specializations and pursue their career interest. Once the students earn their diplomas, they can take up a job in the engineering field.

Another advantage of a diploma in engineering is that students can a get chance to enter into the degree college in the second year. Many students take up this diploma for the same. In the second year of Degree College a few percentage of seats are reserved for diploma students depending on the diploma that a student has selected.  Hence this diploma is also referred to as ‘backdoor to degree engineering’.

Engineering board exams are conducted once or twice a year in this diploma course depending on which semester pattern does the institute follow.

After the student completes the third year of a diploma course successfully, he or she can seek admission to the second year of the degree course depending on their performance in the final exams of the diploma course. A centralized admission process then follows and depending on the rank that a student gets, he or she is allowed to choose the college that he /she wished to attend.

Thus all engineering aspirants can take up a diploma course in this field and become the future engineers of the country.

Diploma Programme Fees

The fees for a diploma programme purely depend on three important factors such as the course or the subject in which you are pursuing your diploma and the institute from where you are doing your diploma.

Private institutes like Amity, Rai Foundation, Weigan and Leigh, MET (Mumbai Educational Trust), Symbiosis etc are institutes that will charge more for a particular diploma programme in comparison to institute like IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) that conducts a host of diploma courses at very affordable prices. IGNOU has its study centres spread all across the nation through which it imparts education with minimal fees.

On the other hand, post graduate diplomas especially in management and media are expensive and may cost anywhere from three to five lakhs or even more. However, since these diplomas cover wide range of topics with in-depth learning, they are more expensive than other one year diploma programmes.

Today, with all kinds of diploma programmes being made available to students, choosing a course that you find is affordable is an easy task. Typically, an online and a distance learning diploma will be cheaper than a part time or a full-time diploma course.

Short diploma courses, six months to one year in duration (distance learning mode) costs anywhere between two thousand to twenty thousand Rupees.

Other diploma courses in animation and computer graphics cost more mainly because of the technology and the need of the industry. And since there are a few private institutes that teach these niche courses, the fees for such programme are kept high.

There are many institutes that offer scholarships for some diploma programmes for students from economically backward families. A student can use this to pursue their education and make their career.

A diploma is much more effective and cost worthy for getting into the industry of your choice.

Diploma In Media And Communication

According to research reports, media industry is growing at 16% per annum. It has been observed that there is a lack of trained and skilled media professionals in the industry. This has led many institutes and universities to offer diploma in media and communication. There is no doubt media is an exciting and an entertaining field. However, there is a lot of hard work and sincerity that goes along with the glamourous quotient that is attached to this industry. Hence, it is necessary for students aspiring to get into this pulsating industry to take up a diploma course so as to be better versed with the different sects of media and their roles.

Typically, a media and communication diploma consists of subjects that deal with areas of advertising, journalism, film, television, public relations and corporate communication. It is seen that to get into the media industry a post graduate diploma is required. The diplomas are either of one or two year duration. A two year diploma delves deep into each sect of media and allows students to specialize in one particular sector such as advertising or TV or so on. Students who have finished this diploma can work in production houses, advertising agencies, TV channels, Print publications and PR houses.

There are many colleges in India that are offering this diploma in mass media and communication. Some of the famous colleges are Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication (SIMC), FLAME (Foundation for Liberal and Management Education), IIMC (Indian Institute of Mass Communication), Indian Institute of Journalism and Mass media, EMDI (Event Management Development Institute), Xavier’s college Mumbai etc. Apart from these institutes, IGNOU also offers diploma in media and journalism that can be pursued through the distance learning mode.

There are immense opportunities for students to tap in this industry. A Diploma in this will surely help to head start your career in media.

Diploma In Health And Nutrition

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” -La Rochefoucauld

Health and nutrition are interesting areas where students learn about various types of foods, their nutritional values, healthy food, diet food, what are nutrients, what are their types, how they are needed by human body etc.

Like the quote above says, to consume the right amount of nutrition at the right time is indeed an art! A student of health and nutrition indeed learns and pursues this art! As more and more people are becoming health conscious, there is an increasing demand for health experts, nutritionists, fitness guides, dieticians etc. A diploma in Health and Nutrition teaches you all that one needs to become a professional in this industry.

Not just that, the aim of this diploma is also promote awareness about health and its related concepts amongst the economical backward classes.  Promoting healthy living amongst all the sections of society is one of the responsibilities that health and nutrition professionals share. Modern lifestyle, stress, junk food, pollution and other factors are affecting health adversely. A diploma in health and nutrition can help people deal with such problems. People who do not want to make a career in this industry can also pursue this diploma simply to learn the art of healthy living and become more aware of one’s own body and the food that one should consume.

These diplomas are made available in many colleges in different study modes such as part time, full time, online diploma and distance learning diploma. IGNOU is one such college that offers a diploma in health and nutrition in the distance learning mode of education. Students get the related material to study from home.

Some of the subjects taught under this diploma are basics of Nutrition, Physical Fitness, Proper diets,  Eating disorders, Sports Nutrition, Functioning of the Skeletal System, Basics of Respiratory system, Muscular system, managing personal health, Sports Nutrition, Stress Management etc.

Once a student has completed his or her diploma in this sector there are immense opportunities that are available in the industry. Students can also work as nutrition experts with companies that manufacture or process food/ edible products.

Diploma In Travel And Tourism

The Travel and the Tourism industry is booming and this in turn has increased the demand for professionals in this industry. Due to this, diploma courses in travel and tourism is being offered by many colleges and private institutes in the country.

The IATA/UFTAA International Travel Agents Training Diploma Program, which was launched in 1972, has become a prerequisite for students wanting to enter the travel industry. The IATA course has

Some of the diploma courses available under the IATA certification are Airlines and Travel Management, Hotel Management, Cargo, Courier and Logistics Management, Certified Travel Professional Certification, Travel and Tourism on the Internet,  In-flight Training, Basic Fare Construction and Ticketing, Finishing School.

To pursue any of these diploma programmes with IATA certification, a student must successfully complete his/her secondary school or equivalent and must pass the IATA test with a thorough understanding of English, World Geography and Basic Mathematics.

Some of the tourism diplomas available in India are Post Graduate diploma in Tourism management (PGDTM), Post Graduate Diploma in Travel and Tourism Industry Management (PGDTTIM), Diploma in Destination Management (DDM), Post Graduate Diploma in Tourism (PGDT), Post Graduate Diploma in Airlines and Post Graduate Diploma in Cargo operation and Management.

Some of the institutes offering diploma in travel and tourism are Indian Institute of Travel and Tourism, New Delhi, National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Hyderabad, Oxford Educational Institute, Bangalore, Srinivas College of Hotel Management, Bangalore, College of Hotel Management, Mangalore, IGNOU, New Delhi etc.

Colleges in Mumbai offering diploma in this sector are:

  • Diploma in Air Hostess, Flight Purser Grooming, Diploma in Cargo and Flight Forwarding and Diploma in Airline Travel and Tourism – Oyster Institute of Management, Mumbai
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management – Sophia Polytechnic Mumbai
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management of Issues in Tourism and Travel – Garware Institute of Career Education and Development, Mumbai
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management – Mumbai University
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management – SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai

Post Graduate Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management HR College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai

Diploma In Management

Most students want to pursue management as their career. Today, management professionals are needed in almost all types of industries. There are a host of colleges in India that are offering graduate and post graduate level of diploma courses in management.

Offered by many colleges, post graduate diploma in management, which a student pursues for two years full time, is commonly referred to as MBA in management. Other short diploma courses are also made available to students who do not wish to spend two years to study management. At the undergraduate level, management diplomas are also made available to students so that they build a foundation in management arena.

Some of the subjects taught under management diploma courses are management of Human resource, marketing management, communications, organizational behavior, managerial accountancy, Information systems for managers, strategic management, managerial economics, sales management, international marketing, retail management, rural marketing, material management, market research, advertising, operation research, total quality management, technology management etc.

In case of two year post graduate diploma courses in management, students have to choose their specialization in the second year based on which they select their subjects. Such type of diplomas goes in-depth and the student learns and understands all the nuances and the nitty-gritty of a particular subject.

Some of the schools offering diploma in management are Indian Institutes of Management which are the crème de la crème of all the management institutes in the country. Others include IGNOU (Indira Gandhi Open National University), FLAME (Foundation for Liberal and Management Education), MICA (Mudra Institute of Communications) etc.

IGNOU has its study centres spread in all regions of India through which it imparts education to a student living in any part of the country. It also offers distance learning diploma courses in management and also in other streams which can be a great aid to professionals who want to continue their job and study at the same time.

Education is made available to everyone with so much ease that it is just for the masses of the country to tap this opportunity and make the most of it!

Duration Of Diploma Programmes

The amount of time that is taken to complete a diploma programme purely depends on the subject you are studying. Most diploma programmes range from two week to six months to one year duration or even two and four years! For example, a creative writing diploma programme can be of one month duration whereas a diploma in animation can last for six months, whereas a post graduate diploma in management is of two years duration. Moreover the flexibility that is offered in these programmes lets you select the duration you want for studying a particular subject. Universities like IGNOU, which offers various diploma courses, allow you to choose the duration one will need to complete the course.

Diploma courses also offer various study modes which can change or alter the duration of the programme.  Today with the increasing use of the internet, online diploma programmes are mushrooming in all areas of education. These programmes can be studied at one’s own pace. Moreover, the examination for such programmes is also conducted online and can be given whenever the student feels he or she is prepared for the exams. Such courses are helping tremendously in educating the masses of India.

Many institutes in Mumbai offering various Diploma programmes are Welingkars, Narsee Monjee, the BSE stock exchange, MET Institute, Rahejas, Xaviers, EMDI, Mumbai University, NIFT, B.D. Somani, Sophia Polytechnic etc. Institutes in Delhi offering such diplomas are the Delhi School of Communication, IGNOU (has its study centers all over the country), FMS, Delhi Institute of service management, NIFT Delhi etc. Apart from these, Symbiosis and NID (National Institute of Designing) Ahmadabad are also renowned for the courses.

Some of these institutes not only offer short one or six month diplomas but also offer post graduate full time two year diplomas which hold a lot of credibility in the respective industry. A student can meet a education counselor or research in newspapers and internet to find out more about the multitude of programmes that are being made available to students.

Benefits Of Diploma Programmes

Diploma programmes are beneficial to students coming from any industry. Today, industries do not want to spend time in training students and getting them equipped with the talents and the skills essential for their job. Most organizations expect employees to start performing on the first day of their job itself. Hence the advent of diploma programmes which equips students with these necessary skills required to meet the job requirements in a particular industry.

Also, there are many professions that really do not require a student to do a degree course. A diploma programme can be enough to get these students a job. Examples of such courses are fashion designing, interior decoration, jewellery designing, travel and tourism, Radio jockeying, food and nutrition, photography, merchandising etc.

The main benefit of a diploma programme is that it saves a lot of time. In a short duration of time, you learn a lot. Another benefit of the programme is that a student can save on the cost because diploma programmes are not as expensive as degree programmes.

Computer graphics and animation is another industry where diploma programmes are being offered on a large scale by various multimedia institutes. Since these jobs require specific technical knowledge, a diploma in this sector is essential for students wanting to get into this rapidly growing industry.

The course curriculum in most diploma programmes is up-to-date and in par with the industrial standards. Hence, you are not just taught bookish theoretical subjects but are also given practical hands-on training in your core area of study. Hence the courses in diploma subjects teach you what is relevant to the current industry.

Another benefit of diploma programmes is that since they are offered in different study modes like distance learning, part time, full time etc, it is not just students but working professionals and housewives as well that can take up these courses.